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US9623412B2 US14568508 US201414568508A US9623412B2 US 9623412 B2 US9623412 B2 US 9623412B2 US 14568508 US14568508 US 14568508 US 201414568508 A US201414568508 A US 201414568508A US 9623412 B2 US9623412 B2 US 9623412B2
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Abstract

A system for diagnostic testing may include a meter for performing a diagnostic test on a sample applied to a test media, the meter having a housing and an interface for receiving a signal representing coding information, and a container configured to contain test media compatible with the meter, the container having a coding element associated therewith. Additionally, the system may provide a mechanism for removing the meter from an interconnected test container and reattaching it to a new container using on-container coding methods that can recalibrate the meter for the new container of test strips.

Description

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This application is a continuation application of U.S. Ser. No. 11/934,004, filed Nov. 1, 2007, which is a continuation-in-part of U.S. Ser. No. 11/373,284, filed Mar. 13, 2006, now U.S. Pat. No. 8,388,905, each of which is incorporated by reference in their entireties.

TECHNICAL FIELD

The present invention relates to the field of diagnostic testing and, more particularly, to diagnostic testing systems using electronic meters.

BACKGROUND

Diagnostic testing systems are commonly used to perform various types of diagnostic tests on various types of samples. The diagnostic test may be a qualitative or quantitative test to determine the presence, concentration or amount of one or more analytes in a sample. The analyte may be a medically significant analyte—e.g., glucose, ketones, cholesterol, triglycerides, human choriogonadotropin (HCG), hemoglobin A1C, fructosamine, carbohydrates, tumor markers, lead, anti-epilepsy drugs, bilirubin, liver function markers, toxins or their metabolites, controlled substances, blood coagulation factors (PT, ATPP), etc.—contained in a biological sample—e.g., blood, urine, tissue, saliva, etc. But the diagnostic test is not limited to the medical field. In addition, diagnostic test meters can be used to monitor analytes or chemical parameters in non-medical samples such as water, soil, sewage, sand, air, or any other suitable sample.

Such diagnostic testing systems may include a test media (e.g., a test strip, tab, disc, etc.) configured to react to the presence of the analyte in a sample, and a separate electronic meter configured to interface with the test media in order to conduct the diagnostic test and indicate the results of the diagnostic test to the user.

In order to conduct the diagnostic test, a user must first obtain a sample test media, e.g., a test strip, from a container, then obtain a sample using a sampling device (e.g., by drawing blood using a lancet), and then apply the sample to the test media (either before or after inserting the test media into the meter interface): The meter then performs the diagnostic test on the sample and indicates the result to the user, e.g., using a numerical display.

Prior art diagnostic meters are sometimes bulky because the housings contain the display, electronics, and test media. In addition, the user of a blood testing diagnostic system must manage and carry not only the meter, but also a test media container and a sampling device. These three components must be manipulated in a certain order, which requires a substantial amount of attention and manipulation to conduct a successful test. Not only are the steps cumbersome to some users, there exists the possibility that the test media container, sampling device, and meter could be separated from each other, so that the user may find themselves without one or more of the components necessary to conduct the diagnostic test.

As is known in the art, test media from different manufacturers or media from different manufacturing lots may respond differently to the presence or concentration of analyte in the sample. In order to obtain more accurate results, the electronic meter may be calibrated with respect to a given test strip from a brand or lot of test strips by providing it with one or more brand- or lot-specific calibration parameters that correlate the signal response from a particular brand or lot of test media to a standardized reference. By such calibration, the results reported by the meter more accurately represent the amount of analyte in a sample.

Before running a diagnostic test, the meter needs to be properly calibrated. The user may be required to provide the meter with the appropriate calibration parameters in a separate “coding” step. For example, the test media container may bear a code number which is entered into the meter, and from which the meter can access the appropriate calibration information stored in the meter's memory. The code number can be entered manually (e.g., using buttons or other user input devices on the meter) so as to provide the calibration data to the meter. Alternatively, the calibration data may be downloaded, e.g., from a manufacturer's website. In another approach, the test media container may be provided with an associated code chip, e.g. a ROM, in which the calibration data is stored electronically. The user may provide the calibration data to the meter by inserting the code chip into a corresponding port on the meter.

These prior art coding methods can be inconvenient or difficult for the user. For example, elderly or infirm users may have difficulty downloading calibration data or inserting code chips, which must be physically aligned properly in order to achieve a data connection with the meter. Code chips can be misplaced or lost, leading to the inability to use corresponding test media, or using the test media with an unmatched coding device. Further, users may forget to calibrate the meter for use with a new brand or lot of test media. Consequently, the user may enter incorrect calibration parameters or codes, or the user may use test media from one brand or lot with a meter calibrated for use with test media from a different brand or lot. Once a meter is calibrated for a given lot of test media, the use of that meter with test media from another lot may lead to erroneous results that could have serious consequences for the user. For instance, where the test is a self-test of blood glucose level, an erroneous result could lead the user to act, or fail to act, in a manner detrimental to his or her health.

A possible solution to the above-mentioned coding problems is to insure that all marketed media behave the same. This approach is referred to as “universal coding.” Universal coding schemes use strip lots that are controlled and sorted to a narrow acceptance criteria, i.e., all strips are conformed to a single set of calibration parameters, thus eliminating the needs for multiple sets of parameters to be stored in the meter. Universal coding saves the cost of replacing the meter by allowing it to be used with many different test strip containers. From a manufacturing perspective, universally coded media needs to be tightly controlled such that manufactured strip lots have the same behavior, and hence code, in order to fit the meter's fixed calibration data. This method is not technique dependent and helps prevent errors due to mixed strip lots. Furthermore, universal coding always has the correct code such that there is no miss-match between the meter and the strip lot code. However, the narrow limits imposed by this method do not conform well to large-scale manufacturing processes, which include inherent variances. It is nearly impossible using high-throughput, batch-oriented manufacturing techniques to ensure that test media will exhibit perfectly consistent behavior; thus, the universal coding scheme invariably results in non-conforming lots of media. This media will be unusable, adding to cost and undesirable waste.

Accordingly, there is a need for diagnostic testing systems that are convenient to carry and that minimize the chance that a user will use a diagnostic meter with test media from a brand or lot for which the meter has not been calibrated.

A need also remains for removable meters than can be removed from one test container and reused with a different test container.

SUMMARY

The illustrative embodiments described herein meet these and other needs by providing a diagnostic testing system including a meter for performing a diagnostic test on a sample applied to a test media, the meter having a housing and an interface for receiving a signal representing coding information, and a container configured to contain test media compatible with the meter, the container having a coding element associated therewith, wherein transferring the meter from an associated test container to a new container includes using one of several coding methods that transfer lot specific code information from the new container of media to the meter.

Also provided herein further provide a meter housing with a receptacle that can receive a test strip container. Additionally, the meter housing may be configured to receive devices such as at least one of media players, terrestrial or satellite radios, travel alarm clocks, test alarms, memo voice recorders, PDAs, cell phones, or other add-on functionality, such that a code, similar to one placed on the test strip container, can be read in order for the device to be used in conjunction with the meter.

Disclosed herein is a meter housing capable of being removed from a first container and attached to a second container. The meter housing may be configured with at least one top mount attachment configured to releasably engage the meter housing and the container.

In an embodiment, the meter housing is configured to be removed by rotating the meter housing a sufficient distance to disengage the meter housing from the container. For example, the meter housing may be rotated at least about an ⅛ of a revolution, at least about an ¼ of a revolution, or at least about an ½ of a revolution.

In another embodiment, the container is configured to be removed by rotating the container a sufficient distance to disengage the container from the meter housing. For example, the container may be rotated at least about an ⅛ of a revolution, at least about an ¼ of a revolution, or at least about an ½ of a revolution.

In yet another embodiment, the top mount attachment is a hook capable of releasing the meter housing from the container. In another embodiment, the top mount attachment is a ring. In another embodiment, the meter housing comprises a press fit post and the container comprises an orifice configured to receive the press fit post. In an embodiment, the top mount attachment is a combination of a lock and a protrusion. In an embodiment, the top mount attachment is a tab.

Additional aspects and advantages of the invention will be set forth in part in the description which follows, and in part will be obvious from the description, or may be learned by practice of the invention. The advantages of the invention will be realized and attained by means of the elements and combinations particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

It is to be understood that both the foregoing general description and the following detailed description are exemplary and explanatory only and are not restrictive of the invention, as claimed.

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The accompanying drawings, which are incorporated in and constitute a part of this specification, illustrate several embodiments of the invention and together with the description, serve to explain the principles of the invention.

FIG. 1A is a perspective view of an integrated system consistent with the embodiments disclosed herein.

FIG. 1B is another view of the integrated system depicted in FIG. 1 A.

FIG. 2A is a perspective view of an integrated system consistent with the embodiments disclosed herein.

FIG. 2B is another view of the integrated system depicted in FIG. 2B.

FIG. 3A is a perspective view of an integrated system consistent with the embodiments disclosed herein.

FIG. 3B is another view of the integrated system depicted in FIG. 3A.

FIG. 3C is another view of the integrated system depicted in FIG. 3A.

FIG. 4A is a perspective view of an integrated system consistent with the embodiments disclosed herein.

FIG. 4B is another view of the integrated system depicted in FIG. 4A.

FIG. 4C is another view of the integrated system depicted in FIG. 4A.

FIG. 5A is a perspective view of an integrated system consistent with the embodiments disclosed herein.

FIG. 5B is another view of the integrated system depicted in FIG. 5A.

FIG. 6A is a perspective view of an integrated system consistent with the embodiments disclosed herein.

FIG. 6B is another view of the integrated system depicted in FIG. 6A.

FIG. 7A is a view of a embodiment of an integrated system including a meter housing capable of being released from a container by depressing an eject button.

FIG. 7B is another view of the integrated system depicted in FIG. 7B.

FIG. 7C is a view of the meter housing depicted in FIGS. 7A and 7B.

FIG. 8 is a perspective view of an embodiment of the system illustrating a meter having an interface for receiving a signal and a container having a coding element.

FIG. 9 is a perspective view of an embodiment of an integrated system consistent with the embodiments disclosed herein.

DESCRIPTION OF THE EMBODIMENTS

Reference will now be made in detail to the exemplary embodiments of the invention, examples of which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings. Wherever possible, the same reference numbers will be used throughout the drawings to refer to the same or like parts.

FIGS. 1A and 1B depict an integrated system 200 for conducting a diagnostic test in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention. Exemplary integrated system 200 includes a container 210 for containing test media, such as test strips, and a meter 230 for performing a diagnostic test using the test strips contained in container 210. The plurality of test strips may be contained in an interior volume 213 of container 210. Such an interior volume may be open, as shown in FIG. 9, permitting contact between test strips contained therein.

Meter 230 may be contained within a meter housing 231. Meter housing 231 is attached to or otherwise includes a top mount attachment 270 that engages container 210 in order to selectively close an opening 211 of the container. As would be apparent to one of ordinary skill in the art, and as discussed herein, attached may be used to signify affiliated with, associated with, affixed with/to, connected with/to, coupled with/to, fastened with/to, fixed with/to, secured with/to, etc.

In the embodiment depicted in FIGS. 1A and 1B, top mount attachment 270 is a lock. Lock 270 extends from meter housing 231 and is configured to engage a corresponding protrusion 288 on container 210. Protrusion 288 may be located along a portion of the upper lip of container 210.

In yet another embodiment, meter housing 231 comprises a tab 272 positioned along the side wall of housing 231. Tab 272 extends beyond the side wall to facilitate the user in removing housing 231 from container 210, for example, by pushing upward, for example, with a finger or thumb against tab 272.

In one embodiment, tab 272 comprises one or more ridges to aid the user in applying force to tab 272. The ridges may function to prevent the user's finger or thumb from slipping from tab 272.

In another embodiment, tab 272 may extend at an angle away from the side wall of housing 231. When measured relative to a vertical plane parallel to the side wall of housing 231, the angle of tab 272 ranges from about 1 degrees to about 90 degrees, from about 20 degrees to about 70 degrees, or from about 40 degrees to about 50 degrees. The angle may measure about 45 degrees.

Although FIGS. 2A and 2B depict a single protrusion, the skilled artisan readily understands that the top mount attachment may comprise more than one tab. For example, two tabs may be spaced apart up to about 180 degrees from one another, and the user may hold container 210 push upward on each tab while anchoring the container, for example, in the palms of both hands or on a surface.

FIGS. 3A, 3B, and 3C depict yet another top mount attachment for releasably attaching meter housing 231 to container 210. In this embodiment, meter housing 231 comprises at least one lever 274 and at least one hook 290 interconnected so that applying a force to at least one lever 274 moves at least one hook 290. Lever 274 comprises a flexible material and/or flexible configuration. Container 210 comprises at least one detent 276 capable of receiving hook 290. A user removes housing 231 by squeezing lever 274 towards housing 231. Squeezing lever 274 in the direction towards housing 231 releases hook 290 from detent 276. Housing 231 may then be removed from the top end of container 210.

FIGS. 3A-3C depict one lever, one hook, and one detent configured to work together as a single closure mechanism. The skilled artisan readily understands that more than one combination of lever, hook, and detent may be used. In an exemplary embodiment, the top mount attachment comprises two levers, two hooks, and two corresponding detents.

In a further embodiment, the meter housing comprises a mechanism, for example, a button, configured to actuate the at least one hook. FIGS. 4A, 4B, and 4C comprise yet another configuration for top mount attachment comprising at least one lever 274, at least one detent 276, and a button 278. Button 278 and at least one detent 276 are interconnected so that pressing button 278 engages detent 276. When detent 276 is positioned within a recessed area (not shown) of container 210, pressing button 278 releases detent 276 from the recessed area. To attach housing 231 to container 210, a user may position housing 231 adjacent to container 210 so that detent 276 and the recessed area are aligned. Pressing button 278 allows detent 276 to engage the recessed area.

In a further embodiment, button 278 is configured to disengage detent 276 from meter housing 231. In this embodiment, the step of pressing button 278 allows the meter housing 231 to be removed from container 210. To reattach meter housing 231 to container 210 or to a second container, the user may snap meter housing 231 onto container 210 or a second container.

Button 278 may be comfortably pressed with the right thumb or index finger while the integrated system 200 is held in the right hand. But button 278 may be positioned elsewhere on meter housing 231. For example, button 278 may be placed on a right hand side of meter housing 231 in order to be more convenient for left handed users or on a top portion of the meter 230.

FIGS. 5A and 5B depict a top mount attachment comprising a press fit post 282. Container 231 comprises press fit post 282 and container 210 comprises an orifice 284 sized to receive press fit post 282. Press fit post 282 fits within orifice 284, thereby sealing orifice 284 against the infiltration of light, liquid, and vapor. In an embodiment depicted in FIG. 5B, press fit post 282 comprises partial post 282′ and partial post 282″. Partial post 282′ and partial post 282″ are spaced apart creating a hollow strip.

In yet another embodiment, a connector attaches container 210 to housing 231. The connector may be releasably attached to container 210 and/or housing 231. In the embodiment depicted in FIGS. 6A and 6B, the connector comprises a snap-on adaptor ring 286. Snap-on adaptor ring 286 is sized to accommodate the cross-sectional shape of container 210. Snap-on adaptor ring 286 may be configured to loosely and frictionally engage container 210.

In another embodiment, the connector is a screw-on adaptor ring that releasably screws onto container 210. Inter-engaging threads on the inner surface of ring 286 engage threads on the outer surface of container 210. Threads may also engage threads on meter housing 231.

In another embodiment, the connector may be affixed to container 210 or housing 231 by, for example, welding, gluing, and the like. For instance, if the connector is permanently or semi-permanently affixed to container 210, then housing 231 may be releasably attached to the connector. For example, the releasable feature of connector 210 may be a quarter turn, snap fit, or thread. In another example, the connector may be permanently or semi-permanently affixed to meter housing 231 and releasably attached to container 210.

The shape of ring 286 may take a shape consistent with the cross-sectional shape of container 210 and meter housing 231. In one embodiment, the shape of ring 286 is a circle. In another embodiment, the shape of ring 286 is oval. In yet another embodiment, the shape of ring 286 is elliptical. In another embodiment, the shape of ring 286 is rectangular.

In yet another embodiment, the connector is sized to connect a container of a first cross-sectional shape and a meter housing of a second cross-sectional shape.

FIGS. 7A-7C depict an embodiment wherein housing 231 includes an eject button 292. Eject button 292 is configured, when depressed, to release housing 231 from container 210.

In FIGS. 7A-7C, eject button 292 is depicted as located on the upper portion of housing 231, yet the skilled artisan understands that eject button 292 may be located at any suitable position along housing 231.

FIG. 8 is a perspective view of an embodiment of the system illustrating a meter having an interface for receiving a signal 255 and a container having a coding element 249. When removable meter 230 is attached to container 210, interface 255 makes contact with coding element 249 to receive a signal representing coding information.

In an exemplary embodiment, container 210 and closure 240 are formed of polypropylene using an injection molding process. However, other materials and processes may be used without departing from the scope of the present invention.

Other embodiments will be apparent to those skilled in the art from consideration of the specification and practice of the embodiments disclosed herein. It is intended that the specification and examples be considered as exemplary only.

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1. A system for diagnostic testing comprising:
a meter housing configured to house an electronic meter for performing a diagnostic test on a sample applied to a test medium, the meter housing having a test port;
a plurality of test medium compatible with the electronic meter, each test medium of the plurality of test medium having a first end and a second end, the first end having a width and a height, wherein a width and a height of the test port is approximately equal to the width and the height of the first end for insertion of the first end into the test port; and
a container having an open interior volume permitting contact between the plurality of test medium housed therein; and
at least one lock protruding from the meter housing and at least one corresponding protrusion protruding from at least a portion of a lip of the container, the at least one lock configured to slidably traverse at least a portion of the at least one protrusion, wherein in a first position, the at least one lock and the at least one protrusion are disengaged so that the meter housing is capable of being removed from a top end of the container, and wherein in a second position, the at least one lock and the at least one protrusion are engaged so that the meter housing is prevented from being removed from the top end of the container.
2. The system according to claim 1, wherein the housing comprises at least one tab extending from a side wall of the housing, wherein the tab has a top surface.
3. The system according to claim 2, wherein the top surface of each tab comprises one or more ridges.
4. The system according to claim 2, wherein the tab extends at an angle from the side wall, wherein the angle, relative to a vertical plane substantially parallel to the side wall, ranges from about 1 degree to about 90 degrees.
5. The system according to claim 1 further comprising at least one lever integrally molded with the housing, each lever being interconnected to a hook, and the container comprises at least one detent configured to receive the hook.
6. The system according to claim 1, wherein the meter housing comprises a button interconnected to a hook and a lever, and the container comprises a detent, wherein pushing the button concomitantly disengages the hook from the detent.
7. The system according to claim 1, wherein the meter housing comprises a press fit post and the container comprising an orifice sized to receive the press fit post.
8. The system according to claim 7, wherein the press fit post comprises a first partial post and a second partial post, wherein the first partial post and the second partial post are spaced apart.
9. The system according to claim 1, wherein the housing comprises an eject button configured to release the housing from the container.
10. A system for diagnostic testing comprising:
a meter housing configured to house an electronic meter for performing a diagnostic test on a sample applied to a test medium, the meter housing having a test port;
a plurality of test medium compatible with the electronic meter, each test medium of the plurality of test medium having a first end and a second end, the first end having a width and a height, wherein a width and a height of the test port is approximately equal to the width and the height of the first end for insertion of the first end into the test port; and
a container including a top end and configured to contain test medium compatible with the electronic meter;
multiple locks protruding from the meter housing and multiple corresponding protrusions protruding from at least a portion of a lip of the container, each lock configured to slidably traverse at least a portion of each protrusion when the meter housing and the container are rotated with respect to one another;
wherein in a first rotation position, each lock and each protrusion are disengaged so that the meter housing is capable of being removed from the top end of the container; and
wherein in a second rotation position, each lock and each protrusion are engaged so that the meter housing is prevented from being removed from the top end of the container.
11. The system according to claim 1, wherein the test port is positioned on an outer surface of the housing.
12. The system of claim 11, wherein, when a test medium of the plurality of test medium is inserted into the test port, the first end of the test medium extends into the test port and the second end of the test medium extends away from the test port and electronic meter.
13. The system according to claim 10, wherein the test port is positioned on an outer surface of the housing.
14. The system of claim 13, wherein, when a test medium of the plurality of test medium is inserted into the port, the first end of the test medium extends into the test port and the second end of the test medium extends away from the test port and electronic meter.
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